Rhode Island Red question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GAteacher99, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. GAteacher99

    GAteacher99 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to raising chickens. I bought some RIR from TSC recently on two separate occasions. I bought two that were supposedly pullets (I believe they are Roos from all I have read). Then after researching went back and bought six more and asked if I could pick out my own. Lol! Question is...the first two are about 5 weeks old and have lots of white feathers...but the breast feathers are red... The others are just a week old but their wing and tail feathers are obviously "red". Why the difference. Both bought as RIR!??
     
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  4. CGinJCMO

    CGinJCMO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the order bins got mixed up. I bought 3 RIRs and only ended up with two RIRs and a Red Sex link. I think you may have some sex link chicks too. My sex links are mostly red on the body (one has white-ish neck/head feathers) with white tails (each one seems a little different in the amount of white). At least I think all your white/red chicks should end up being pullets since I think the male sex-links end up in "Fry-pan" pens (they are usually males of various breeds).

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